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September 19, 2013

Extra-Inning Win Helps SCR-I Improve to 6-1

A 3-0 lead slipped away from Scotland County on Tuesday night in Memphis, but the Tigers were able to rally in extra-innings to knock off conference rival Schuyler County.

The game was all Scotland County early on. Walks to Olivia Harris and Bethany Rader set the stage for Breianna Priebe. The junior second baseman crushed a three-run homer to bring the home crowd to its feet.

The Rams took advantage of SCR-I's aggressiveness on the base paths, cutting short potential scoring threats in the third and fourth innings gunning runners down at third base.

That allowed Schuyler County to creep back into the game. A walk led to a lone tally in the top of the third inning before Schuyler County tied it in the fourth frame with a pair of unearned runs.

Rader worked around lead off hits in the sixth and again in the eighth inning to keep the score tied.

Scotland County looked poised to close the game in regulation but Maddie Brassfield was thrown out at the plate on a perfect throw to force extra innings.

It only took one extra frame, as Scotland County took advanatge of an error. Rader reached on the fielding miscue. Courtesy runner Chelsea Wood moved into scoring position with a walk to Priebe and a passed ball. Miranda Holland cranked a drive to right field that was caught, but Wood tagged up and scored the winning run.

Rader notched the win, allowing three runs, one earned in eight innings of work. The Rams racked up eight hits and a walk but struck out six times.

Holland went 3-3 with a triple and an RBI to lead the offense. Harris was 2-3 with a walk and Priebe was 1-3 with the key three-run homer.

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